What Are Alt-Wheels?
– Made for a single rider
– Smaller than bicycles
Electric skateboards, electric scooters, electric unicycles, the Onewheel, the Jyroball.
Alt-Wheels differs from “micromobility.” That’s all in this post.
There can be no progress for Alt-Wheels without safe streets:
This is the first video I’ve ever seen that says there’s a steep learning curve with the Onewheel:
Since the Pint, specifically, has a rounded tire that makes lateral human balance crucial, some people might encounter difficulties. But, as he’s done, learn it and ride free.
No matter how many times I see Alt-Wheels sqeeeze between cars in a video, I wince. And I shouldn’t. Because if the rider had been squished, the video’s title would probably say “In Remembrance…” or somesuch. Here’s a trip downtown in Manhattan made faster than any bus, subway, or even car could do: